“According to a new report from research firm NPD, iOS’s U.S. market share (by sales) jumped from 26% in the third quarter of 2011 to 43% by October and November,” Sarah Perez reports for TechCrunch. “[Android had] 47% market share during those two months, down from 60% in Q3… Former leader RIM’s sales tanked from over 20% in Q3 2010 to just 6% in October/November 2011.”
“Says NPD, over the course of 2011, the smartphone battle saw iOS and Android distancing themselves from the competition, turning it into ‘a two-horse race,'” Perez reports.
MacDailyNews Take: Secretariat and his brain-damaged clone.
Perez continues, “Nine of the top ten phones sold in Oct/Nov are smartphones, with Samsung, HTC and Motorla each having at least one smartphone listed in NPD’s top ten. Apple’s phones are on the top of the list, with the iPhone 4S in the number one spot and the iPhone 4 still doing well in the #2 position.”
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MacDailyNews Take: As Steve would say, “Boom!”
Can’t wait to see December’s numbers!